Relocation Forms

RelocationMany times, a person who has or is seeking custody of a child, parenting time, or grandparent visitation must keep other people who have or are seeking rights with the child advised of their home address and other contact information.  And a non-relocating parent must usually respond.  Review I.C. 31-17-2.2 for more information.

Notice of Intent to Relocate

If you have or are seeking custody, parenting time or grandparent visitation with a child and you are moving, these forms might help you to provide required notice to other people who have or are seeking custody, parenting time or grandparent visitation with the child. Indiana Code 31-17-2.2  Relocation forms must be filed with the clerk in the court that issued the custody or parenting time order. If a custody or parenting order has not been issued, then relocation notice needs to be filed in the court that has jurisdiction. 

 

  • You may not have to file a notice if all of the following are true:
    • there’s an earlier court order that addresses relocation requirements including an order that states a person does not have to file relocation notice, AND
    • the move will either decrease the distance between your home and the non-relocating person’s home OR the move will increase the distance between your home and the non-relocating person’s home by not more than 20 miles and will allow the child to remain enrolled in the child’s current school.
    • Review Indiana Code 31-17-2.2-1

These forms can be printed and completed with handwritten answers, or they can be filled on the computer and then printed.  Or, Form Helper can be used to complete these forms.

Response to Notice of Intent to Relocate

If a person seeking custody, parenting time or grandparent visitation with a child has given notice that they intend to relocate, the non-relocating person may have 20 days to respond. These forms might help  a person to respond.  Review Indiana Code 31-17-2.2-5

These forms can be printed and completed with handwritten answers, or they can be filled on the computer and then printed.  Or, Form Helper can be used to complete these forms.

Request Hearing on Objection to Relocation

This form packet may help a person ask for a hearing when an objection to a notice of relocation was filed, but a hearing was not requested.

These forms can be printed and completed with handwritten answers, or they can be filled on the computer and then printed.  Or, Form Helper can be used to complete these forms.

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